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Urban Resilience Unit

CLIENT/FUNDER:
Rockefeller Foundation
DURATION:
2 years
STARTING FROM:
01-08-2018
PROJECT WEB LINK:
https://uru.niua.org/
PROJECT LOCATION:
New Delhi
PROJECT LEAD:
Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar

Established in collaboration with 100 Resilient Cities (100 RC) Program of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Urban Resilience Unit (URU) at the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is promoting and supporting the development of resilient cities across India. The Unit is bringing together theoretical frameworks and practical city assessments for developing evidence and policy frameworks that can be used by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, state and city level development agencies and urban local bodies (ULBs) to build local capacity and mainstream resilience in the urban discourse. This includes developing tools, proof of concepts, data frameworks and protocols, curricula and training programs for urban planning institutes and universities, urban practitioners, city managers and policymakers to enable evidence-based, informed decision making for resilience building in cities. The Unit is also involved in developing a national platform and convening a wide range of stakeholders including urban planning institutes, philanthropies, private sector, multilateral financial institutes, and urban experts to build strong partnerships for advocating resilience in Indian cities and incorporating resilience in the national urban agenda.

Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar Chair, Urban Resilience

Raina Singh Senior Fellow

Ashali Bhandari Resilience Fellow (NG)

Vaishnavi Thirumala Gowri Shankar Fellow - Urban Resilience

New Delhi,
 Project Location       

Harnessing the Power of Data for Mainstreaming Urban Resilience- Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar & Ashali Bhandari, Dec 2019

Key Recommendations from the Consultation Workshop on ‘Urban Flood Resilience’, October 2018

URU Letter, July 2019

URU Letter, April 2019

Building Resilient Cities: Enabling Local Action

How can Young Urban Researchers and Practitioners contribute to Building Resilient Cities?

100 Resilient Cities (100RC), URU Handbook

URU Letter, October 2019

30 Jul 2020 06:00 pm Event Title

COVID-19 Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) Series #2

Event Type :
Webinar